To know Being...

Omkaradatta's picture

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To know being,

Be without knowing.

This world is common,

Accessible to all.

Give up everything.

Just be, without being this or that.

You can do this anytime you want.

You know that.

You don't want to.

You know that, too.

You want to have yourself.

Without having yourself.

You want to experience your absence.

To do the same things,

Live the exact same life,

Minus all the problems.

You know that, too.

There's only one chance:

Turn to what you *don't* know.

Coyote's picture


But I enjoy riding my bike on the beach occasionally. And eating at Tito's tacos too. I don't want to "give these things up", but rather not be attached to them. Know what I mean Ommy?

Coyote | Thu, 08/14/2008 - 19:10
atlantis's picture


The point is not to avoid things. This only creates conflict and consequently more noise.

The point is to break the attachment by indifference. Then, if you feel going to Tito's Tacos, fine. If you can't, also fine. You are not getting into distress when the object is not there while you still enjoy the object if it there, enjoy but do not crave. There is a huge mental difference.

It is easier than we may think. Just to observe the craving when it is there, observing and accepting. At some point, the craving does not control you anymore, it is just there and slowly slowl subsides.

atlantis | Thu, 08/14/2008 - 20:41
madan_gautam's picture

To know being


madan_gautam | Mon, 12/15/2008 - 19:29